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For Media

For Media

This section of CUPE BC’s website is intended for the media’s use. For CUPE local representatives who require communications assistance, please contact your servicing representative.

Media contact information

During normal business hours, Communications Representatives can be contacted by calling 604.291.1940. Depending on the topic of the story, media will be directed to one of the representatives listed below. Contact information is provided for each representative for any inquiries required in evenings or on weekends. If you’re on a deadline, please let include this in your initial inquiry.

Social Media Channels

Follow @CUPEBC on social media to see the latest news and stories. Active channels include Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Media may also be interested in following our National Union, CUPE, which is on Twitter as @cupenat and Facebook as @cupescfp.

Local Contacts

Approximately one of every fifty British Columbian’s is a member of CUPE, and our union represents workers in virtually every community. CUPE BC and CUPE communications representatives are pleased to assist media seeking local contacts or context for provincial, regional or other stories and reports.

BC Region Communications Representatives

Steven Beasley: For interviews with CUPE BC President Karen Ranalletta or CUPE BC Secretary-Treasurer Trevor Davies, questions about CUPE BC, its executive board, committees or convention, or for stories about CUPE BC campaigns, projects, publications and political action.

Cell: 778.903.7394
Email:  sbeasley@cupe.ca

Greg Taylor: For information, interviews or stories related to the education sector including public K-12 education, colleges and universities.

Phone: 604.842.7444
Email: gtaylor@cupe.ca

Jessica Orcutt: For information, interviews or stories related to municipalities, regional districts, libraries, the BC SPCA, and the organizing of new union members.

Cell: 250.327.4191
Email: jorcutt@cupe.ca

Dan Gawthrop: For information, interviews or stories about community social services, community health, childcare, transportation and public transit, and workers at the BC Assessment Authority (CUPE 1767), BC Emergency Health Services (CUPE 873 paramedics and dispatchers), E-Comm9-1-1 (CUPE 8911 emergency call takers and dispatchers), Pacific Blue Cross (CUPE 1816) and the United Way (CUPE 1760).

Phone: 604.999.6132
Email: dgawthrop@cupe.ca